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Gordon McQueen, former Manchester United and Leeds participant, dies at 70

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McQueen was Britain’s most costly participant when he joined Man United. He received the English league title with Leeds and the FA Cup with Man United.

Gordon McQueen, a defender who performed for Manchester United, Leeds and Scotland’s nationwide crew, has died. He was 70. McQueen’s dying was introduced on Thursday, June 16, through a press release from his household launched by Man United. McQueen was recognized with vascular dementia in 2021.

“We hope that in addition to creating many nice soccer reminiscences he’ll be remembered most for his character,” his household mentioned. “Our home was at all times stuffed with mates, household & soccer simply because it was in his previous couple of months as he fought so bravely in what grew to become a really merciless battle towards dementia.

“The illness could have taken him too quickly however he undoubtedly lived life to the complete, the final word entertainer, absolutely the coronary heart and soul of each event, essentially the most enjoyable dad anybody might want for.”

McQueen started his profession at Scottish membership St. Mirren and went on to play in England. He was Britain’s most costly participant when he joined Man United for 495,000 kilos (now $626,000). He received the English league title with Leeds and the FA Cup with Man United. He additionally made 30 worldwide appearances for Scotland.

After his enjoying profession, McQueen briefly managed Scottish crew Airdrieonians and coached St. Mirren and Middlesbrough. United mentioned McQueen “oozed command and charisma” on the coronary heart of its protection.

“Everybody at Manchester United is heartbroken by the lack of our beloved former defender, Gordon McQueen,” the membership wrote on Twitter. “Our love and condolences are along with his household at this terribly unhappy time.”

Leeds additionally mentioned it was “saddened” to study of his passing.

“Gordon was top-of-the-line heart backs I had the privilege of enjoying with,” former Man United teammate Bryan Robson mentioned. “He was an ideal match for Manchester United along with his aptitude, braveness and massive character, and that is why the followers beloved him. Most significantly, although, he was an excellent particular person with an enormous coronary heart. He lit up any room he walked into, and that is how he ought to be remembered.”

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